Isekai Thread

Brody Sanders
Brody Sanders

Whats your favorite type of Isekai, Travel to another world, anime?
Mecha Isekai?
Harem Isekai?
Adventure Isekai?
Magic Academy Isekai?
Political Isekai?
A mixture of them?
How do you like world travel handled?
2way Portal, accessible from the start
2way Portal, accessible at the end of the story
1 way portal character must choose to stay or leave at end
Dead in old world, Must live in new one
Amnesia
How do you prefer the protag?
male
female
genderbent
with cheat
without cheat
monster
previous life was a lie

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Juan Cooper
Juan Cooper

Adventure Isekai
Dead in old world
Second person perspective. We see the story through the reincarnated guy's eyes while he follows along the heroine.

Luke Davis
Luke Davis

Isekai mecha like Knights and Magic, Geminar, and Maze.
Maze of the Megaburst Space is one of my favorite anime and I love how it combines every single popular theme of the time into a clusterfuck of intrigue.
An amnesiac heroine gets sent to another world dorthy style, has to rescue of a magical princess and pilot her giant robot, turns into a rapey man at night with superior battle instincts and has to deal with all this shit and more as she figures out where she came from and how to get back.

Wyatt Lee
Wyatt Lee

We need more isekais like mismarca and rakuin no monshou with not retarded protags.

Pic related; How to start a world war in 3 volumes.

Levi Walker
Levi Walker

edgy shit

No thanks.

Charles Hill
Charles Hill

edgy things are nice sometimes, I personally dont like any type of isekai adventure though unless powerlevels have an upper limit, shieldbro was nice and edgy, but the powerlevels became untolerable near the the end
summoned slaughterer is also very good and edgy, I also like how there's a cap on powerlevels, the problem here is that MC is so OP that the powerlevels don't mean anything

Evan Cox
Evan Cox

Battle Harem Adventure Magic Academy Isekai with op male mc.

Jose Price
Jose Price

Zero no tsukaima?

Brayden Lee
Brayden Lee

I recently watched GATE and liked it despite some flaws in the writing.

Colton White
Colton White

Does anyone else often day dream of swapping places with the MC of your favorite show? I typically do that to most anime now a days. Now a days I find myself day dreaming about being the world of ReZero.

Alexander Fisher
Alexander Fisher

in short 5 second stints between the memories of horribly embarrassing things I've done and said throughout my life, as I lie trying to fall asleep. Yes.

Isaac Harris
Isaac Harris

Does anyone else often day dream of swapping places with the MC of your favorite show?

No. I already have my own waifus.

Landon Rodriguez
Landon Rodriguez

As long it's full of harem hijinks.
Tfw work as editor for harem LN
Feels fucking good.

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez

Yes, I've done that many times, isn't that one of the purposes of the self insert MC?
Now a days I find myself day dreaming about being the world of ReZero.
Why? Are these sweet dreams or nightmares???

Eli Reed
Eli Reed

Hell when gate was airing I would imagine switching the JDF with my old unit.
I miss the army.

Isaac Flores
Isaac Flores

Watching this
Realize exactly how pandering and escapist this is purely calculated to be
Keep watching

Austin Brown
Austin Brown

Tfw work as editor for harem LN
which one?

Elijah Mitchell
Elijah Mitchell

Is digimon an isekai?

Charles Reed
Charles Reed

Yes

Austin Perry
Austin Perry

I wish edgy revenge isekais would look to Jojo on how to do their villains.

Jack James
Jack James

I'm interested in New Game+ type fantasy series

guy who made it big but has to start all over at age 13 with all his memories on how to break the game

Owen Garcia
Owen Garcia

really good memorable villains are what isekai are lacking

Kayden Fisher
Kayden Fisher

user, unless you are in Kararagi, I doubt you'll a single day in Lugnica. I don't know about Gusteko but you might end up starving to death there. Volakia, good luck with that place.

Bentley Green
Bentley Green

perverted lesbian MC traveling around a fantasy world just to get a yuri harem

Gavin Bennett
Gavin Bennett

I like Isekai where the MC is able to use their modern knowledge and abilities to bring about change to the new world they're in, such as a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court or even Army of Darkness.

Most isekai shows just give the MC a generic magical power, but it would be interesting to have a more technologically focused MC bring modern tools and know-how to a setting and see how it changes things.

I prefer it if there's no capability for the MC to return to their original world. They might look for one, but in the end they have to settle down and accept the fact that they are going to be stuck spending the rest of their life in their new world.

As for the protag, I don't really care if they're male for female. I've seen decent shows with either. Just as long as they're interesting in some way, rather than being a blank "self-insert" character.

Jace Miller
Jace Miller

It will end up with modern knowledge wank.

Jaxon Adams
Jaxon Adams

No isekai where MC reincarnated as an NPC, and must deal with the fact that he will live a completely uneventful life

Nolan King
Nolan King

tfw SAO's isekai arc actually had a memorable villain

Blake Mitchell
Blake Mitchell

wanting easy modo

Eli Perez
Eli Perez

Does anyone have any isekai recommendations?
Open to pretty much anything, I don't know what it is but I love the trope

Elijah Nguyen
Elijah Nguyen

Series where a medieval knight from high fantasy world dies and is reincarnated into a sci-fi setting

he can still use the magic from his world but all technology shocks him and all facts in his world is mere superstition in that one.

Adrian Murphy
Adrian Murphy

Probably, though it might not be bad. I know some people ragged on it, but I honestly enjoyed Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. Maybe not quite an isekai show, it still featured the demonlord as having ideas and tools that were out of place in the normal fantasy setting it was set in. Theway the show focused on trying to modify the ways people dealt with crops, or trade, or politics by introducing more "modern" concepts was something I really enjoyed, and didn't think ended up being too much of a wankfest.

So I feel it's possible to do it well, but I doubt there are many light novel authors with a light enough touch to be able to do so.

Dominic Fisher
Dominic Fisher

lots of SoL Isekai series though

Tyler Gray
Tyler Gray

Read Re: monster

Brayden Price
Brayden Price

Escaflowne is one of my favorite isekai shows, and I think it's managed to hold up fairly well over the years.

Utawarurumono (and the sequel which wasn't quite as good though still not bad) are basically isekai shows, though the MC's have limited amnesia.

Colton Watson
Colton Watson

Bringing up A Kid in King Arthur's Court

God that movie sucked. The MC makes Subaru look like Kamina. Probably one of the worst western Isekais out there. By any way, has anyone ever watched Black Knight? That's one's so dumb it's interesting.

Aiden Phillips
Aiden Phillips

Twelve Kingdoms.

James Edwards
James Edwards

I tried for awhile. The pacing is terrible and the way it's basically presented as diary with pictures, takes a lot of the tension out of scenes and makes the whole thing rather boring.

Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker

some series it worked a bit well on

read Warlock in Magus world
MC is a scientist that comes from sci-fi world and had a AI chip in his brain to organize data
He dies and his AI chip is reincarnated with him
gets a slight edge over the other mages since he has a computer in his brain
Only a slight edge though as higher level wizards are so analytical their brains function like a computer anyway

though his chip levels up with him

Ryder Wood
Ryder Wood

And they're all boring as fuck. Not a single one at the same tier as Kemono no Souja Erin or the old WMT shows.

Isaac Price
Isaac Price

My main problem with Maoyuu is that it was just too easy and basic. The show makes it so that it's a great deal but it's just fucking highschool tier economics.

Oh, and the whole thing being a Dragon Quest world also rubs me the wrong way.

Gavin Thomas
Gavin Thomas

(You)
Well trolled friend. I had to take that bait.

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

and you think a series of an NPC doing NPC things would be fun?

Sebastian Jackson
Sebastian Jackson

The whole MC being a psycho doesn't help.

Aaron Myers
Aaron Myers

Escaflowne
poor man's MAZE

Nathan Gonzalez
Nathan Gonzalez

Of course not.

Jason Brown
Jason Brown

Agreed. Like I said, I liked the concept but there aren't many light novel authors who can pull something like that off in a decent way (and that author couldn't do it either).

I think for an isekai series to actually be good, you would need a good author to write it. The problem is, it's rare for good authors to write visual novels or light novels (and of course you that's where you get most anime series from). As such, you're rarely going to be find decent isekai anime series.

Ryan Mitchell
Ryan Mitchell

MC being a psycho is alright if handled well

but they don't do anything with it and make the MC go on hypocritical rants to justify it.

Aaron Collins
Aaron Collins

but they don't do anything with it and make the MC go on hypocritical rants to justify it.

Would be great if the author is actually aware of the hypocrisy.

Michael Wright
Michael Wright

Maybe. Does the NPC work as a prostitute at a brothel?

William Walker
William Walker

I'd rather a series set in the Disgaea or Etrian Odyssey world

Jackson Allen
Jackson Allen

Nowdays I'm only reading Chinese Isekai and Otome Reincarnation Isekai

the latter for the likable characters and the former because I have a sadist fetish

Alexander Torres
Alexander Torres

Re:Monster
I ate a rock
It was a good rock
I fucked a dryad today.
The harem got angry so I ended doing all kinds of plays with them.
I made an aphrodisiac.
I ate another random thing.
I evolved.
I put alot of elves under my control and I fucked some of them.
Yeah. This is it. Seriously.

Owen Clark
Owen Clark

Only Isekai with no RPG-like elements with status screens and shit can be good.

Wyatt Parker
Wyatt Parker

just like me when I started getting bored of webnovels, your future is looking up, but now try
chinses otome reincarnation isekai
THAT shit is top fucking tier, my only complaint is that the novel I read didnt flush details out enough

Colton Evans
Colton Evans

Otome

All the girls are charmless, shit tier bitches.

Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee

I wish Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari didn't have them as well. I don't find the appeal of that shit. I really like the story even if it is some what generic.

Levi Edwards
Levi Edwards

Rou is worse than Tatsuya, Kirito, and Hajime combined

at least Kirito is a good person
at least Hajime suffered in the beginning
at least Tatsuya was forced into the position he is in

Rou is simply the worst

Colton Ortiz
Colton Ortiz

The Hero in old DQ games would literally be half-angels.

Brody Morales
Brody Morales

Fight me IRL faggot

Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas

Or just outright an angel in DQ9

Ryder Morales
Ryder Morales

Kemono no Souja Erin has a great female protag but it's not an isekai and it's not an otome.

Sebastian Ward
Sebastian Ward

chinses otome reincarnation isekai

do they exist besides History’s Strongest Senior Brother and My disciple died yet again

Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson

Charmless
Shit-tier
Bitches
Come again?

Levi James
Levi James

What's your favorite type of Isekai
Adventure + Political + Harem

How do you like world travel?
The old world is merged with the new one.

How do you prefer the protag
Male.

I also like the Mc to bitch slap his friends who are giving into the influence of escapism and try to undo the merging of the two worlds/destroy the fantasy world returning everybody to the original/real world. (Anime when?)

Camden Gutierrez
Camden Gutierrez

Yeah, she's unfunny as fuck.

Jeremiah Edwards
Jeremiah Edwards

Adventure political fantasy series with female protagonist

can be Isekai or not

Juan Hughes
Juan Hughes

History’s Strongest Senior Brother and My disciple died yet again
the first Ive read but isnt really what I was talking about, its just gay
the second is what I was talking about and I know of no others

Benjamin Ross
Benjamin Ross

Risou doesn't it reasonably, introducing Arabic Numerals and co-prime water wheels.

Jason Allen
Jason Allen

The problem is the amount of knowledge that the person applies in that world, from example in Arifureta the MC easily can build a vehicles, weapons and almost any technology of this world and he only is a student, maybe is possible to replicate some technology if one specialize in that area, but they can obtain result in a short amount of time
Re:monster is the worst, maybe Arifureta is the Max Chuuny, but the self insert of the first vol of remonster is amazing
Start with a broken skill
Gain the control of the group in a few days
Obtaining a innumerable number of skill that never used
Fuck 6 woman in the same time
Its wrong to rape elves, but is ok to mind broken them with drugs until they beg for sex

Connor Hill
Connor Hill

any isekai is fine so long as it actually has good side characters, a creative premise, and an actual plot

the second one Isekai tends to have but the other two almost never does

Jace Cox
Jace Cox

So What If It's An RPG World?

Jason Jones
Jason Jones

Why the 99% of the Isekai story contain the "I made/want to make a glorious nippon dish" theme?

Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Why can't we have an evil protagonist? Like actual evil with an actual goal?

Jack Flores
Jack Flores

I heard an anime for otherworld dining is coming out.

Nicholas Gutierrez
Nicholas Gutierrez

The silly thing about series like Arifureta is that the MC's ability to recreate modern technology usually relies on some sort of broken "synthesis/item creation/thaumaturgy/projection" cheat skill that lets him craft exceedingly complicated objects with little effort.

Fantasy materials with impossibly convenient physical properties usually come into play as well.

Ultimately it becomes less "modern technology is the strongest!" and more "magic sure is convenient, isn't it?"

Ethan Sanchez
Ethan Sanchez

Deus ex machina bullshit. Too much of it. Bullshit.

Nathaniel Cooper
Nathaniel Cooper

I also like the Mc to bitch slap his friends who are giving into the influence of escapism and try to undo the merging of the two worlds/destroy the fantasy world returning everybody to the original/real world.
HE DID NOTHING WRONG!

Nathaniel Wilson
Nathaniel Wilson

Group Isekai is best Isekai

None of that special snowflake everyone loves me and I'm a genius for knowing foreign stuff either.

Just an MC getting to enjoy an amazing world with his friends

Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

Does Overlord count?

Anthony Torres
Anthony Torres

I want to see more modern technology=<Magic like that redundancy chapter of MT where Rudy made a fridge and a vacuum meanwhile builds the doll, they working, but the cost of the materials are high and the ice and wind magic works better and that products are more like luxurious tools for nobles

Lucas Evans
Lucas Evans

Log Horizon was shit though.

Isaac Foster
Isaac Foster

Theres a ton of evil protagonists, I just wish they were less edgy.

Give me an evil protag that just wants to loot, pillage, and conquer a magical world. Maybe to get home, maybe so he can live luxuriously, maybe just for shits and giggles because he thinks he's in a coma.

Ayden Sanders
Ayden Sanders

Ainz is not even fucking evil. He's being misunderstood and that removes alot of tension within the narrative where he imposes fear unwillingly. I want a protagonist that wants things for his own benefit. Something that makes him understand he's evil and is willing to do anything to achieve his goals regardless of morals.

Oliver Peterson
Oliver Peterson

Those things are too simple. I want a protagonist that acknowledges they are evil but nonetheless, will do anything to achieve a goal. A goal that would be like status, an ambition to become a ruler, immortal, search for a great treasure.

Owen Torres
Owen Torres

Despite being a pretty mediocre series otherwise I have to at least respect GunOta for only giving the MC the impossibly convenient magical metal to make his guns out of and still made him go through a decade of trial and error to make an AK-47 that actually worked.

David Cox
David Cox

Some of the things Ainz does (and has his people do) to protect his nakama and expand his influence are very morally and ethically questionable. Like torturing a group of captured assholes to death.

He's not a moralfag, at any rate.

Nolan Edwards
Nolan Edwards

He's misunderstood with a lot of stuff but he is undoubtedly evil

First thing he does when he beats sunlight scripture is order them to be interrogated and used as test subjects for magic

He also has Demiurge go out and collect bandits for more of the above because nobody will notice them missing (he doesn't know about the farm but he does send for them to test healing magic)

The entire situation with the empire was based on tricking them into sending workers to test his defenses and the use it as a reason to force diplomacy from a position of power

His idea of a good time is to perform horrifying magical experiments and study the results

The world conquering stuff is just because it's what he thinks the guardians want but he Ainz himself is still extremely evil, he just performs heinous acts without thinking about it instead of seeing himself as evil.

Xavier Cooper
Xavier Cooper

Go read xianxia if you want asshole murderhobo protagonists.

Sebastian Ramirez
Sebastian Ramirez

Is there a non-fujoshit isekai with a female mc?

Asher Torres
Asher Torres

Kumo Desu ga Nani ka
Genderbender series usually end up with the "female" protagonist building a "yuri" harem

Brandon Rivera
Brandon Rivera

Even SAO's villain couldn't remember what he was on about.

Jaxson Ortiz
Jaxson Ortiz

Kumo and Plus Alpha.

Zachary Anderson
Zachary Anderson

Anons, I said actual evil with actual goal. Ainz is not exactly evil intentionally when he wants his friends back. What I want is evil with ambition. Ainz's narrative really takes alot out of the story and really removes tension of the evil. I want straight evil and for themselves.

Liam Lopez
Liam Lopez

You are an idiot

Thomas Davis
Thomas Davis

It's only expensive because it was a prototype and Rudy didn't think about how to industrialize the means of production.

Fridges and vacuums would still be incredibly convenient in MT's world because magicians are actually pretty damn rare.

Dominic Hernandez
Dominic Hernandez

evil god

girl who ate death isnt isekai but still solid fantasy

Xavier Hughes
Xavier Hughes

Says the guy who doesn't put a period in his sentence.

Levi Morris
Levi Morris

Are you retarded?

By that logic even fucking Hitler wouldn't be evil enough for you.

Julian Russell
Julian Russell

which makes you question why they don't build the same OP tech the MC made

like Medieval Europe fell a bit because they had to start their countries from scratch and had very little in population, and even then they kept up with the latest military technology of the time (it was just art and liberal arts that fell).

it takes a lot of processes and industrialization to make a stable, useful rifle which is why it took so long to make, but if magic cuts down that process that one fucker can make it easily it shouldn't take as long in their world.

Adrian Reed
Adrian Reed

It's usually justified as the process being expedited by the protagonist having a special snowflake cheat skill that no one else has.

Henry Morris
Henry Morris

Still love how MT made fun of it
Rudi spends the series obsessing over wanting to make Japanese food
by the end finally makes the dish
shares it with wife and friend
"meh, it's ok I guess"

it's little things like that

Jaxson Wood
Jaxson Wood

as it should

Liam Brooks
Liam Brooks

Should've married Bananahoshi.
As expected, only another Japanese can appreciate a dish like this, huh?

Jose James
Jose James

Warlock of Magus World is like that

though my favorite series with a protag like that is Martial Emperor Reborn
Destroys the soul of his original body
mind-controls lolis
casually kills people on the street

Grayson Jackson
Grayson Jackson

Should've married Bananahoshi.
Im still pissed he didnt fuck the nana
the worst part is the author saved for the next protag and it seems like the sequel is comng NEVER EVER

Jeremiah Ward
Jeremiah Ward

At least he ended up making a Nanahoshi sexbot.

Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward

Another trope that MT dodges
other series the "traditional Japanese beauty folded 1000 times" would be someone the MC would gush over but the MC is all like "yeah she's nostalgic but the white women have big tits round ass and a race of eternal lolis"

he even ignores the beast-kin something NO Isekai protag does, even the littliest slave girl goes to the side character

and even when the character becomes the "child prodigy" the maid thinks he's possessed

Series tries it's best to dodge a lot of those things.

Brody Myers
Brody Myers

I agree with you, the power levels at the end got out of hand, exponentially at that with gods and shit coming into play.

Jack Young
Jack Young

I find it amusing how despite being the modern template for web novel isekai a lot of series fail to even capture how MT avoided some of the bigger pitfalls typical of isekai by actually world building correctly.

Kind of miffed how it played the whole Adventurer's Guild thing completely straight though.

Hudson Brown
Hudson Brown

Nice ad hominem. I want a protagonist who knows what he is doing is wrong and straight with it. Actual evil intentions for the benefit of furthering a goal. Like trying to become a king but acknowledging what they are doing is evil, intending it, and is willing to do so not because they are evil (well they are), but because they have a goal.

Christian Wright
Christian Wright

Nidome no yuusha would fit that nicely.

The MC gets betrayed, and not just shield hero-kind of betrayal. His whole party and all the people he's ever put a smidge of trust on hunts him down and kills him. Then the first thing he does after waking up back to the start is torturing the princess who started all that shit.

Ayden Kelly
Ayden Kelly

though even that had dodging involved

Eris suggest goblin hunting and dungeon exploring
Rudi says that would be a waste of time and shut it down then and there
Eris decided to go goblin hunting anyway
not much happens during it

Though they did do the labyrinth arc though

Jackson Cook
Jackson Cook

2edgy4me

you get the feeling that there might be other things behind the betrayal. There probably isn't since it's a simple revenge fic but they're not establish enough for the torture to justify.

Gabriel Campbell
Gabriel Campbell

You seem to have a very strange notion of how human morality works.

Most people tend to adjust their moral compasses to justify whatever they're doing at the time.

Logan Sanchez
Logan Sanchez

well some anons said there were a few reasons, i just remember a few but i think you're right on it just being a huge revenge fic.

Camden Price
Camden Price

It took the biggest pitfall by making the harem so irrelevant or just like a background decoration. The narrative became really jarring to read. No matter how many times you say, "because it is a biography" I do not care. It is creepy and eye-rolling when it tries to make eechi-comedy and went into strange fetishes by the end. The protagonist got way too much of a head-start, everything was too much set out for him, the villain was really weak as a character especially how he became relevant too late into the story (kinda fell apart). It's ok but not too praiseworthy.

Samuel Robinson
Samuel Robinson

Adventure isekai with harem.
Anything as long as it's not 2 way portal accessible from the start.
Male or genderbent to female. Doesn't matter with or without cheat. Human.

Brandon Reyes
Brandon Reyes

yeah the harem after the marriage pretty much lost their characters. Though to its credit the harem before the marriage and side characters easily trumps most entries of the genre.

we're dealing with webnovels here so "ok" is pretty much a gold standard in that context.

Jayden Taylor
Jayden Taylor

Marche did everything wrong.

Easton Miller
Easton Miller

I don't care about morals. Whatever moral compass means truly nothing to make a justification to the weight of actions. It cannot be undone or justified. What I want is self-awareness that this is against morals, but will understand and never justify it as long as their goals are within in check. They know they will be selfish, they know what their words, actions, and the effect it will have, yet go along with it. They are fully aware of their actions and words as well as the effect on others. They will go along with it, no matter the cost. I want an evil protagonist like that.

Thomas Hall
Thomas Hall

Now I want to see an isekai where an entire department of a game company gets transported into the world of the game they're making.

I'm fairly certain solo occurrences of this have already been written but not group transportations.

Preferably with a group of cute girls.

Samuel Watson
Samuel Watson

please dont speak of any of the epilogue side stories, please.

Josiah Cooper
Josiah Cooper

I'm fairly certain solo occurrences of this have already been written but not group transportations.
yeah the chinese girl isekai was one like this, but I dont know of one where the ENTIRE department gets transported

David Davis
David Davis

Careful not to cut yourself on all that edge.

Dominic Wood
Dominic Wood

read chinese novels then, 60% of the protags are like this.

Law of the devil has a protag thats slowly becoming this

Juan Gomez
Juan Gomez

but will understand and never justify it as long as their goals are within in check
Ironically you've already fallen into your own trap by justifying it as morals being meaningless.

Bentley Cook
Bentley Cook

The Douga story was pretty good

Camden Smith
Camden Smith

get reincarnated as the Aerith of the game
have to avoid your own inevitable death flags
Destruction Flag Sophia

Aaron Rogers
Aaron Rogers

Xianxia MC are basically that

hell most Chinese MCs in general

Andrew Gutierrez
Andrew Gutierrez

What I mean is that they will never hold as a weight for justification. They know very well of the cost that evil entails. They do it for their goals and desire, and will not use that notion to justify their actions. Which means, they will not be hypocritical to justify their actions just because of their goal.

Lucas Mitchell
Lucas Mitchell

I never got what's up with the pills on chinese novels, some user said they reduce effort and time necessary for someone to reach apotheosis and stuff.

Caleb Roberts
Caleb Roberts

Not exactly irrelevant since you see how much role it plays in the development of sieg from Jobless Oblige and how it expands on the harem aspect by telling the story from Siegs perspective. Like how the family works, their routines , everyday relationships etc.

But yes I think it was obvious the author was kinda rushing towards the end of the main story and the focus was obviously taken away from the harem aspect and shifted more towards hitogami. He really dropped the ball with that last volume. But the ending was good.

Hitogami was anything but weak though. It's still really not clear if Rudeuses children and grandchildren can actually do something about him. That vision might not come true after all.

Btw hitogami-chan wasn't even a villain and did absolutely nothing wrong.

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

Xianxia is based on Taoist principles.

The pursuit of immortality in Taoism often involved alchemy and medicine.

Xianxia translates this to powerlevels and pills.

Adrian Baker
Adrian Baker

short story: rare candy
long story: takes an assload of time to be an immortal (more than the average lifespan) so you need all the help you can get

if you told someone in that world that it would take 5 whole years for him to reach the next powerlevel he would answer "damn that quick! what's the catch?" So you need medicine that increases powerlevels to shorten the time it takes.

Christian Cox
Christian Cox

I think it's because Chinks are hippies/on drugs. Pills are like steroids at this point.

Isaiah Brown
Isaiah Brown

How does Ainz not fit this bill to a tee again?

Ryan Gray
Ryan Gray

Because one, his thoughts are not even all that evil. It like, "aaahhh... so embarrassing." "I have shy thoughts." And quite a few of his thoughts and words that led to effects that were unintended like messes that Demiurge made, or people overthinking what Ainz is intending which doesn't feel very evil or intended as evil considering you read his thoughts into the matter which loses alot of tension within the evil that occurs under Ainz.

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

I like magic focus isekai like mushoku tensei and nothing will fill the void it left in me after I finished reading all of it. I even took my time reading it to thoroughly enjoy it. I just can't find any satisfying magic series.

Nathaniel Morris
Nathaniel Morris

One where the MC actually has a goal.

hate those Isekai where the MC doesn't go anywhere and barely does anything besides a few adventure guild quest and flirting with his harem

Michael Lee
Michael Lee

he doesn't have a stereotypically evil internal monologue so he isn't evil enough

Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper

Chinese MCs are the complete opposite of hippies.

Anthony Sanders
Anthony Sanders

Not that villain, user.

Ayden Bailey
Ayden Bailey

good side characters
not good MC first

Justin Foster
Justin Foster

ainz isnt trying to be evil, or trying to sacrifice people or his morals to reach his goals. He's trying to make friends with everyone, and make everyone he cares about happy while meeting their expectations.
Anything evil he does is because his overlord class is overwriting his morals or because he did it by accident.
Overlord is more comedy than it is edgefest, and only certain side characters controbute to the edgefest. Its more of a slightly dark comedy than anything

Oliver Martin
Oliver Martin

Yeah. Too bad it's just some episodic shit instead of Dungeon Meshi

Ian Miller
Ian Miller

dungeon defense is getting too edgy as well. to the point I just read it for barbatos.

James Jones
James Jones

My main beef with isekai is how the whole world is often treated as a toy for the MC to play with.

Look at Overlord for example. Its fans keep saying "it's to watch papa bones wrecking shit lol".

Compare to shit like Twelve Kingdoms and Brave Story where the MC is just a part of the world.

And hell, in Brave Story, the villain is viewing the world as his toy, doing fucked up shit as a result.

Christopher Hughes
Christopher Hughes

Yeah. Humor was cringeworthy.

Liam Perry
Liam Perry

It's even worse when they're practically omnipotent and still choose to be a nobody.
Uwa~ what's with these stats? They're seriously god-like. At this level, isn't it possible that I've already surpassed the hero? Or perhaps even that dreaded demon lord?
And just when I had resolved to live a quiet, peaceful lifestyle! If people find out about my cheat-like abilities, won't things turn into a mess? Muu, what do I do? At this rate, I won't even be able to join the <Adventurer's Guild>...
Alright, I've decided. Time to buy a slave.

Asher Collins
Asher Collins

It's called Maou no Hajimekata and Re:Monster and they're horrible.

Jayden White
Jayden White

Don't put words into my mouth. It's just comedic having to go on about the evil situation despite being the one either unintentionally or not exactly going about the uniformity. Like this user says

Elijah Rogers
Elijah Rogers

You must hate Dragonball then.

Christian Morales
Christian Morales

Is that dungeon defense?

Jackson Peterson
Jackson Peterson

it's just comedic

Not really funny desu

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez

Give me an evil protag that just wants to loot, pillage, and conquer a magical world. Maybe to get home, maybe so he can live luxuriously, maybe just for shits and giggles because he thinks he's in a coma.
Ore VS Humans? Guy knows he's in a game, accidentally killed an NPC so he went fuck it and started creating undeads to murder and conquer the fuck out of humans.

Jose Rogers
Jose Rogers

You must hate Dragonball then.
Goku keeps actively trying to find stronger opponents and pissing people off though.

Brayden Perez
Brayden Perez

I always really liked El Hazard

Julian Williams
Julian Williams

Wow, how edgy.

Alexander Gomez
Alexander Gomez

You mean like in Konosuba where Aqua's first reincarnator turned fantasy 'straya into the hellhole it is now?

Leo Anderson
Leo Anderson

This is probably one of, if not the ultimate novel that you're looking for then. Has MC that is purely revolutionizing the world through engineering and applying scientific theory to magic. MC has no magic and is as strong as an average dude, and everything is pretty "fair" and realistic (ie. industrial revolutions causing peasants to lose jobs and move to overpopulated cities, other people applying his ideas to invent new tech before he does, no harem, etc.) . And he's actually changing the world through economic and scientific means, not from waving a sword around. Just get past the part where they get to a civilization.

fictionpress.com/s/3238329/1/A-Hero-s-War

Unfortunately, most of the JP/CN/EN webnovels have huge amounts of modern knowledge wankery where everybody else is retarded like said.

Lincoln Nguyen
Lincoln Nguyen

I dunno. I don't watch Konosuba.

The villain would burn a village, sacrifice the princess that has a crush on him, and unleashing the sealed demons just to get the dragonballs.

Alexander Martinez
Alexander Martinez

link

Levi Morales
Levi Morales

one regular guy with no past deeds or titles to his name kickstarting an industrial revolution all by his lonesome
It's still modern knowledge wankery.

Nolan Gomez
Nolan Gomez

ncode.syosetu.com/n9551cp/

Ayden Myers
Ayden Myers

Harem Isekai
Not really sure. All have their merits and demerits. Been reading a lot of ones where the protagonist died in old world, so kind of feeling like a 2 way portal.
Male with a stupid but fun cheat. Not necessarily overpowered, but one that makes the story fun.

Ethan Harris
Ethan Harris

fun

There's this buzzword again.

Jason Cruz
Jason Cruz

ncode.syosetu.com/n9551cp/
any translators?

Sebastian Johnson
Sebastian Johnson

Usually, the people who use the word "fun" are Konosubafags who hate serious isekai like Re: Zero.

Brody Lewis
Brody Lewis

Anything where the protagonist isn't a NEET or hiki with his life in shambles that's already on the border of committing suicide before he gets miraculously gets run over by the truck of destiny and ends up in a magical world.
I'm pretty sick of the guy being worthless in his past life, it never leads to anything good or interesting.

Benjamin Phillips
Benjamin Phillips

Goku always goes around the world looking for trouble

William Russell
William Russell

youjo senki stars a successful MC who was pushed onto train tracks by a useless shitter he fired earlier that day

Oliver Walker
Oliver Walker

really underrated

I like how the main villain of that and photon were a joke to the MC but really threatening outside of them.

Nicholas Reyes
Nicholas Reyes

I like how he fully embarrassed his role as the bad guy

Dylan White
Dylan White

World Teacher
Re:monster

two series that make the hikki-NEET plots look god-tier in comparison

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

Thats what makes his character so entertaining to me and makes the whole story. He's constantly at odds with himself, being the ultimate low self esteem betaminion while in 'reality' being the equivalent of a dark god. Even though he's faking, its interesting to me that its made so that evil things that would bother a human don't bother him. He's a monster from the start of the series, but he's a monster you try to understand.
Thats just a recent thing with many series and its usually for the wish fulfillment bent. Its pretty clear what they are doing in those series, Kanstoppu! was the only one I read where an OP MC keeps getting shit on and that isn't isekai.

Joshua Gomez
Joshua Gomez

Half the point of Re:Zero is shitting on this concept.

Nicholas Evans
Nicholas Evans

Magic Knight Rayearth

Jaxson Howard
Jaxson Howard

Anything with cute spiders :3

Bentley Torres
Bentley Torres

CLAMP
not fujoshi

Aaron Kelly
Aaron Kelly

Janitor-san here got his op power stolen by kid who wants to be a hero so he opted to hole himself up in the mountains.

Jack Brooks
Jack Brooks

Most Isekai the MCs are salary-men and high school kids

only hikki-NEET story I can think of off the top of my head is MT and Bocchi Tenseiki

Grayson Myers
Grayson Myers

Jesus fuck Kumofags are fucking annoying.

Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller

Adventure/Magic Academy Isekai with RPG elements like levels/guilds/skill stats
One way/dead in old world portal for sure I feel two way in any shape cheapness the whole point of isekai
Gender/race doesn't matter, but cheat is preferable or very studious and likes to research/exploit magic system.

I wish there wasn't so much cuckholdry nuances in Atelier Tanaka or it would one of my favorites.
Konjiki is good so far, but I'm only at chapter 42.
Ore to kawazu-san is one of my favorites right now.
Log Horizon my favorite since it was my first, but I haven't read since vol 7.

Jaxon Thomas
Jaxon Thomas

Only Season 2

Tyler Rodriguez
Tyler Rodriguez

I just wish Japan didn't default to Fantasy = Dragon Quest or had this stupid ass need to contextualize stats and levels

Logan Scott
Logan Scott

I liked Shining Tears X Wind as a guilty pleasure.

It was sort of bad but ya gotta love it when the hero says "Fuck High School, Im gonna stay where Im an awesome hero and fuck the catgirl"

and he did.

Jeremiah Fisher
Jeremiah Fisher

Subaru would have gotten over his nothing phase eventually. His parent would notice a little later, talk to him, and he'll go out with a girl similar to Rem. Subaru is in the middle of that little concept kinda. But he would have stood on his own in his life later.

Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown

Only Isekai series I'm reading currently are the Chinese ones

Long Live Summons, History's no.1 Founder, and Conquering God and the 1000 beauties are what I'm currently reading and looking forward to.

Brandon Rogers
Brandon Rogers

Kawazu is fucking boring m8

Connor Morgan
Connor Morgan

That anime is so shit.

Hilarious how Deltora Quest, a much better fantasy, aired at the same time.

Adam Brooks
Adam Brooks

Konjiki
Good
user, please.

Ayden Martinez
Ayden Martinez

Subaru isn't really at all a worthless hiki though, he's a bit of a weirdo but generally speaking he is pretty well off. He's good at talking, has some talents, and keeps fit. His NEET tendencies would be straightened out before long. He's nothing like MT's protag who is 40 year old sack of shit that leeched off of his parents until they died and hadn't left his room in years until his siblings forced him outside, that's the standard there.

Robert Reed
Robert Reed

Good at talking
user, more than half of the crap Subaru says is by no means sociable. He's considered a loser by perspective here.

Isaac Jones
Isaac Jones

If he is supposed to be introverted and awful at communicating they certainly never showed it in the adaption.

Carter Moore
Carter Moore

MC's autism is over bearing at times, but I enjoy the actual adventuring and exploring of the land and races in the LN over MC being retarded.

I do hear it gets worse after a time skip later though.

What how its so fun.

Camden Gonzalez
Camden Gonzalez

What how its so fun.

It's just the MC dicking around.

Asher Baker
Asher Baker

Isn't that basically every LN?
Even the ones that have a stated goal its usually something like 'get back home' or 'fuck this girl' or 'kill somebody so I can fuck more girls'

Cameron Sullivan
Cameron Sullivan

That's why you only read the good ones, user.

Tyler Cruz
Tyler Cruz

Thats why I love it and its what makes reading it fun.

The dragon arc was so cool.

Luis Evans
Luis Evans

Shouting, announcing alot of crap, pisses off alot of people understandably, trying to bark but no bite.
user, he was a social wreck back in his old world due to more other shit he did and here like what was seen in the adaptation and that what made him a loser. Subaru is a loser by mannerism and by actual meaning.

Cameron Adams
Cameron Adams

Basically GATE except no haremshit and no propaganda.

Joseph Reyes
Joseph Reyes

My favorite type is "progressor" Isekai aka MC starting to implement modern technologies, build trade empire etc.

Best world travel is being reborn in the other world as an infant while having adult concious.

Protag like both male and female, though stories with them are usually different.

Some examples of what read right now:
Classic Isekai
ID The Greatest Fantasy - old Isekai manga in Fushigi Yuugi/Lodoss tradition

Harem Maou/OP Hero isekai
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu - demon lord getting harem on page one.
Sayounara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei - Dragon reborn as human
Sekai no Owari no Encore (Hero reborns as himself with amnesia)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken - MC turns to Slime
Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker: Zero kara Hajimeru Dorei Harem - litterally about gathering harem of slaves
Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari - good harem adventure manga
Maken no Daydreamer - raised by Succubus mother
Spirit Migration - MC reincarnates as spirit without body able to possess others

Adventure/Progressor Isekai/Skilled MC isekai
Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (best Isekai story of all times)
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku - Cool MC
E? Heibon Desu yo?? - femaile heroien progressor
Isekai Tensei Soudouki - good progressor isekai like Mushoku
Maze Age Z - Dungeon Keeper
Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu - good progressor Isekai

Fantasy Saga Isekai
Rain (well not technically Isekai since MC is reborn as himself)
Tsuyokute-New-Saga (see above, but travel back through time)
The New Gate - MMO isekai

Levi Allen
Levi Allen

Why do isekai MCs always have a running commentary track in their heads where they constantly play one-man boke and tsukkomi?
Why do isekai MCs always grievously overuse tildes and interrobangs in narration?
Why do isekai MCs always have so much useless meta knowledge about isekai cliches crammed in their heads that they never use for anything but making snarky comments like "ah, it's this pattern again" or "what a shamelessly cliched fantasy world this is!"

Justin Lewis
Justin Lewis

Edgy Isekai
Spectral Regalia - army commander executed for genocide of a planet.
Himekishi ga Classmate! - pretty shit near porn manga
Konjiki no Moji Tsukai - Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat - well, its not edgy at all.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari - starts edgy but turns into generic harem

Fighting Isekai
The Gamer (because Abyss is other world!)
Moonlight Sculptor (because SAO is Isekai too)
Re:Monster (also should be in OP/Maou isekai)
World Customize Creator - cheat character

Isekai SOL
Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki - old man just trying to have fun
Centaur no Nayami (it has Isekai ark where they travel to other world heh)
From Maid to Mother - female heroine raising mage daugther
Isekai de "Kuro no Iyashi Te" tte Yobarete Imasu - female heroine healer

Luis Bailey
Luis Bailey

Mushoku Tensei
Best
user, Twelve kingdoms.

Anthony Gutierrez
Anthony Gutierrez

Heibon

Boring as fuck.

William Thomas
William Thomas

The Gamer
isekai

Toppest fucking keks

Brayden Jenkins
Brayden Jenkins

Utawarurumono
is technically NOT an isekai.

Adrian Adams
Adrian Adams

I wish there are more drawers fanservice in isekai.

Zachary James
Zachary James

For Isekai i preffer russian novels. Imho its lot bigger and more proffesionally written than japanese Isekai market - with difference being its not getting translated since theres no weaboos and most MCs are older than 15yo.

There are probably like thousand russian language Isekai novels of all types, though recently the industry switched to "trapped in MMO" genre.

Hunter Flores
Hunter Flores

Is there any halfway decent English written Isekai?
I can't really think of a single one.

Hunter Morris
Hunter Morris

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wizard_in_Rhyme

Ethan Young
Ethan Young

Do Amber Chronicles count as Isekai?

Jack Howard
Jack Howard

Edgy Isekai
Himekishi ga Classmate!
Just straight up self-insert slaver with brainwashing sperm who is justified to save the world
Konjiki no Moji Tsukai
Though there is death, its just more of a Fantasy/OP Hero.

Alexander Brooks
Alexander Brooks

Btw hitogami-chan wasn't even a villain and did absolutely nothing wrong.
He's fault for messing with the Dragon God

Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson

Korean
I like how the way mentality is portrayed though.

Henry Roberts
Henry Roberts

Alice in Wonderland

Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz

He didn't even fuck with Orsted though, the guy was literally cursed to repeat his life over and over until he eventually kills Hitogami by his father over a grudge that's never explained. If it wasn't for the old dragons trying to kill him for inexplicable reasons he would have zero reasons to fuck with anyone.

Cameron Ross
Cameron Ross

ID
MT
all those fantasy sagas
I like you.
I like you a lot.
Please be in london.

Dylan Harris
Dylan Harris

Japs love tsukkomi

Aaron Phillips
Aaron Phillips

Actually, Hito fucked with Dragon God senior, the first one i think while Orsted is the third ?

Jaxson Carter
Jaxson Carter

They never said what or why he did though. He gave the Technique (or was it Fighting? Bagi.) God his Magic Armor to put an end Laplace's war, but that should be in favor of what the dragons want as well as far as I remember. Other than that I have no idea

Gabriel Bennett
Gabriel Bennett

We will release Absolute Duo later this year.

Christian Murphy
Christian Murphy

Does Abenobashi count as Isekai? Finally getting around to watching it and it's pretty great.

Jeremiah Wilson
Jeremiah Wilson

of course, its of the digimon/inuyasha variety

Dylan Gomez
Dylan Gomez

Political Isekai
If I weren't a wizard I would have wanted an Adventure or Harem Isekai, but I come to appreciate depth as I get older
1 way portal character must choose to stay or leave at end
It makes for more interesting character if they actually decide, on their own will, that they stay. Being dead or amnesiac rob them of that decision.
with cheat
A well-defined cheat, so no hidden power bullshit.

Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart

Wasn't it implied that Hitogami was somehow behind the downfall of the other gods and their worlds? Or some of them.

Kayden Miller
Kayden Miller

Sequel/prequel NEVER EVER

Brody James
Brody James

appreciate depth
This is how you know that Lord of the Rings was written by an old guy. Details out the ass, appreciation of feelings and complexity, political details for no reason, etc. Didn't help that his real career was being a detail guy.
I think as you get older you gravitate towards books because they always have more detail and can take more risks with the story and characters. It seems like there a limit as to how far anything that takes a lot of money to make can really go.

Charles Jackson
Charles Jackson

Tower of God isekai.

Chase Lopez
Chase Lopez

Whats your favorite type of Isekai, Travel to another world, anime?

Adventure action isekai with a bit of harem would be my preference. But anything that has actual world building would be acceptable

How do you like world travel handled?
I don't have preferences regarding that matter

How do you prefer the protag?
Male either phisically strong or tactical, whatever as long as it comes through effort not being choosen one or son of someone

Grayson Reyes
Grayson Reyes

hurr durr we had Isekai since long ago
Seikishi
HAzard
12 kingdoms
Maze

Old isekai with actual world building should never be put in the same group than nowdays generic game isekai

Landon Nguyen
Landon Nguyen

isekai
I used to think stuff like plot and setting mattered but now I think its more how the characters play out. Konosuba was only good because of the characters. When Slayers got bad, it was because it was focused on some dumb plot or setting they wanted to show off instead of Lina blowing stuff up or focusing on terrible one shot side characters.

Jace Sanders
Jace Sanders

Konosuba was only good because of the characters

I think the way they made rpg parody helped too.

Chase Morales
Chase Morales

Read a few chapters and its actually lighthearted/amusing as hellfor an ORETUEE WN
You know I wouldn't care about the NPCs either when I'm being shown that they are literal NPCs. But the guy doesn't care either way.

Ririn Best zombie.

Sebastian James
Sebastian James

Konosuba
good

Agreed.

Adrian Scott
Adrian Scott

Pale attendant and dark elf best girls.

Noah Thompson
Noah Thompson

Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki and From Maid to Mother
Comfy.

Justin Jenkins
Justin Jenkins

From Maid to Mother

It's okay. I'm not hooked at all though based on the released chapters.

Juan King
Juan King

What is your favorite isekai?
(any LN, anime, manga)

Dungeon Defense (by far the best dialogue & side characters I've read in any series)
The MC is a person who would fight right in with Cred Forums.

I got up from my bed and with a brush I wrote in large writing on a piece of parchment.
For the next 50 years, this will be the terms that’ll lead me for the remainder of my life.
┌ ┐
1. Do not work.
2. Do not make friends.
3. Do not get married.
└ ┘
“……Beautiful.”
I was moved by my own writing.
I wonder if when Pythagoras discovered the law of mathematics, he was as deeply touched as I am now.

This world is tragic. Even if you’re vexed, what can you do. This is the truth. The carbon dioxide exhaust rate won’t go down, China will grasp capital over the entire world, Justin Bieber will receive the Nobel Prize in literature……, and in 122 years you’ll be dead, I’ll be dead, we’ll all be dead.

Oh, I’ll also tell you just in case; that adorable pet of yours will get hit by the front wheel of a bicycle and die…… I’m sorry to tell you the news, but what can you do? This is the truth.

If you’re done being sad then drink a beer.

Parker Long
Parker Long

Twelve Kingdoms

Lincoln Morgan
Lincoln Morgan

My kind of edgyness

Ayden Ross
Ayden Ross

Dungeon Defense (by far the best dialogue & side characters I've read in any series)

You must have not read much then.

Hudson Moore
Hudson Moore

Not sure if naofumi also counts, considering his parents gave up on him but he was still somewhat fit, handsome, had some awesome cooking skills he can develop further and a job was practically waiting for him after college. But then he too gets isekai'd

Eli Robinson
Eli Robinson

Right i forgot he was also a greedy jew

Jordan Perry
Jordan Perry

you Know I meant among light novels and web trash, Banter like the ones below are rarely written by asians, and even rarer to be translated well.

“When you see a person who is pure, what thought crosses your mind?”

“How they could possibly live life so foolishly, but at the same time, this young lady is also blinded by their pureness and can’t help but admit that they are a race more superior than this young lady.”

“What is love?”

“A suicidal act of ruin disguised as romance.”

“What is friendship?”

“The emotion that this young lady randomly grants people who do not bother her.”

“What is labour?”

“Proof that God does not exist in this world, and that it’d only be appropriate for it to be eradicated.”

James Jenkins
James Jenkins

Been reading ヒロインな妹、悪役令嬢な私 lately, such a cute WN. MC reincarnates into an otome game and assumes the role of the heroine's evil stepsister. Instead of bullying the heroine, MC dotes on her and turns her yandere. Her being a cutesy siscon airhead helps a lot too.

Kayden Richardson
Kayden Richardson

I'm with you user
fuckin Maze was the shit
modern isekai is mostly just shit

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

tfw not nearly enough Mecha Isekai
Why didn't Muv-Luv spark more copycats to emulate its success, like what happened with Mushoku Tensei or SAO?

Benjamin Gonzalez
Benjamin Gonzalez

That sounds clunky as all hell, user.

Jaxson Gomez
Jaxson Gomez

Instead of bullying the heroine, MC dotes on her and turns her yandere.

What?

Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones

MC is an airhead and she doesn't know what she's doing to an impressionable young kid and caused her to become really possessive.

Ryder Hughes
Ryder Hughes

Sounds really stupid. Bet the author finds it a oh-so-hilarious joke.

Parker Bell
Parker Bell

So any manga that has as much suffering as muv-luv?

Liam Price
Liam Price

Proof that God does not exist in this world

T. Atheist

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

centaur manga
illuminati snakes
jewish goats
aliens
sjw
japanese racism
what the fuck kind of manga is this.

Isaac Howard
Isaac Howard

Adventure and/or Mecha, harem is expected.

1 way portal, it gives it a more complex feeling to the situation at hand.

Male with some kind of special attribute, but not OVER POWERED.

My african american brothers.
The dub is GOAT.

Chase Perez
Chase Perez

Adventure IsekaiMagic Academy IsekaiPolitical Isekaimalefemalegenderbentmonster

there :P

Aaron Kelly
Aaron Kelly

imagine the series genderswapped , girl get pulled into magic world, his "ovner" is a male magician who beats him up every night

how hard would be the femnazis be triggering :D

Lucas Moore
Lucas Moore

Anyone else have a hard time continuing Knights and Magic after the translator swap? I was really enjoying the story up to that point but it's not the kind of story that does well with machine translations.

Also what are some of the better translation jobs around?

Ryder Wright
Ryder Wright

Political Isekai with under the table (and under the sheets) dealings with fringe militia milfs.

tfw no War on Geminar AC showing a Dagmeyr/Cordyline win situation.

Chase Clark
Chase Clark

Sekai no Owari no Encore (Hero reborns as himself with amnesia)

Wait what? So he is the reincarnation? I really need to catch up.

Jackson Sullivan
Jackson Sullivan

Depends on what you call halfway decent. If you're talking about having public acclaim, then there was a lot of stuff a couple of decades ago that all had the hero of a fantasy land being summoned from Earth (that's probably where the Japanese lifted the trope from).

As for isekai that resembles the eastern ones? Maybe Daniel Black I guess. It's well written, but it's also somewhat of a power trip.

Dylan Murphy
Dylan Murphy

you will never get truck san'd into a generic medieval fantasy world
you will never meet there a beautiful goddess that loves you for no reason
Why even live?

Aaron Long
Aaron Long

Japanese truck have a homing module to send people to another wolrd

Joshua Lopez
Joshua Lopez

The one you posted is pretty much the only non garbage one in recent memory.
Generally speaking the "I went to fantasy world with magical biological mecha and fucked the hottest girls/boys" tend to be the only passable ones.

Eli Cox
Eli Cox

so that you can get truck san'd into a generic medieval fantasy world and meet there a beautiful goddess that loves you for no reason

Charles Reyes
Charles Reyes

my wife Lashara is so cute

Luke Watson
Luke Watson

you realize that the original Mario backstory about him and Luigi being plumbers from Brooklyn and reaching the Mushroom Kingdom was classic isekai

Carson Long
Carson Long

How about an isekai where the MC is from an adventure-magic type world and ends up in the modern world
Or where an MC from the modern world goes to another world, but it ends up being pretty much the same as his original world

Blake Hughes
Blake Hughes

Holy shit. That means the movie was spot on.

Colton Martinez
Colton Martinez

Reverse isekais depend more on slice of life comedy situations. Like the Maou series or for westerns you could even look at Star vs Forces of evil.

Colton Long
Colton Long

Then aren't all videogames in a sense Isekais, where the player is reborn as a character in a new world?

Cooper Myers
Cooper Myers

Not really if the character already has a fleshed out back story. I prefer those kind of games, really.

Adrian Phillips
Adrian Phillips

I was about to post this. I'm pretty sure it's the standard.

Cooper Ward
Cooper Ward

Adventure Issekai
1 way portal accessible at the end
Male protagonist without a cheat
or
Slice of life Isekai
2 way portal accessible at the start
Male protagonist without cheat

Josiah Bennett
Josiah Bennett

magical/political isekai or mecha/political isekai, with harem elements
No academy. Some adventure is ok.

I prefer dead, because I don't want mc to deal with the whole, should I go back or not.

male with cheat, for self insert purposes. Monster works too.

Connor Torres
Connor Torres

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Land
17th century gentleman battles monsters on spooky Dying Earth, basically survival horror. Old-fashioned language and some aspects might seem tacky (for instance, literal power-of-love asspull in the end), so it's not for everyone, but I enjoyed it immensely: thought it has god-tier haunting yet poetic atmosphere.

Asher Jackson
Asher Jackson

Anyone reading sevens? We got a new illustration for the sisters.

Owen Williams
Owen Williams

Neverending story
Princess of Mars
Yankee of King Arthur's court
Wizard Knight

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

too bad for that Gainax ending though

William Gutierrez
William Gutierrez

tch I missed

Chase Martin
Chase Martin

The real tragedy of El Hazard was no Sequel to Wanderers

Bad girl Ifurita is best Ifurita

Robert Reed
Robert Reed

this
Original
MC meets Ifurita for about 5 secs
proceed to ignore best girls for her

Wanderers
MC tries to do the same shit
Ifurita disregards him and gets with best guy

Jackson Watson
Jackson Watson

Now and Then Here And There
Escaflowne
Are the GOATest.

Jayden Thomas
Jayden Thomas

I'd like an isekai where the Mc wakes up in the body of a shota but later comes to the realization that he is just a spirit possessing his body

Oliver Gonzalez
Oliver Gonzalez

am i the only one who liked this?

Carson Wright
Carson Wright

Escaflowne
The cat girl gave so many boners as a kid.

Elijah Myers
Elijah Myers

That reminds me
this entire sequence

youtu.be/-q0TiQE-CFY?t=17m15s

Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore

No but you were the only one who remembered it
I think this was the last 60+ episode anime I watched and that was like 6 years ago.
Forgot all about it, all I remember is the main characters stupid ball and stick weapon and fuckable fairies

Dominic Rodriguez
Dominic Rodriguez

mc wakes up as a shota
all the onee-sans try to rape him every day

I'd fap to that.

Caleb Powell
Caleb Powell

never watched the anime, i really loved the manga tho, i found the drawings beautiful and it was really fun to read

Joseph Ward
Joseph Ward

Fucking Utah. And Mormons.

Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez

implying he's not muslim

Owen Anderson
Owen Anderson

the only thing they got right was pro polygamy

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore

there really isn't enough incestuous twins in one body build a harem to fight against magical nazis in giant robots conjured by a hermaphrodite princess anime anymore.

Blake Sanchez
Blake Sanchez

what was the name of this again? too lazy to turn my pc into moonrunes mode again but i wanna search it on the panda

Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis

people actually use yt to watch videos
actually has decent quality
What a time to be alive.

Juan Jackson
Juan Jackson

is it translated? sounds good

Bentley Peterson
Bentley Peterson

that pic
That actually happened to me.
It's not rape if I came, right?

Adam Hernandez
Adam Hernandez

It's s show from the 90's I don't even think they come in above 480p unless a remaster gets released.

Jaxon Gomez
Jaxon Gomez

Instead of bullying the heroine, MC dotes on her and turns her yandere
This is my fetish.

Isaac Murphy
Isaac Murphy

Sort of remind me of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The NPC part.

R&GAD focus on two minor characters from Shakespear's Hamlet.

Brody Cooper
Brody Cooper

Russian truckers have better aim.

Kayden James
Kayden James

That explains why Russian isekai is higher quality. They can pick and choose who to send into alternate worlds besides the weak and lame that can't evade traffic.

Wyatt Gutierrez
Wyatt Gutierrez

Remember when Gate came out and there was a russain novel that ripped off the story? Shit was great.

Evan Lewis
Evan Lewis

check shiebldbro stuff on pixiv
some of it is the manga artist's sketches and stuff
some are cute shit
some of it is also genderbent Naofumi X Motoyasu shit

I'm not sure what to feel about the last one.

Ryder Wood
Ryder Wood

Chapter 27 when? I need my Raphtalia fix.
She should have stayed a loli.

Eli Ramirez
Eli Ramirez

Isekai is a shit genre

Julian King
Julian King

Somewhere around this weekend or the next week. Considering Comic Flapper releases the 5th of every month the TLers have their hands full with getting the scans and TLing Mushoku Tensei and other stuff

Oh hey you saved my edit

Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin

Nice! I can't wait. I was afraid the auther/mangaka was going to give it the Berserk treatment.
It's a good edit. It's one of the few images that survived my hard drive whip.

Eli Roberts
Eli Roberts

Naw, those hiatuses seem to come at random.

here's another one, i don't think i did the gradient well but anyway

Ian Carter
Ian Carter

How far has the manga's story come as compared to the LN? I spoilered myself in some threads awhile back. I'm guessing it's about three books behind?

Logan Diaz
Logan Diaz

in english as far as the manga goes, we're somewhere around the latter half of volume 4. So we're about 1 and a half volumes behind. 2 when we get to november, as volume 6 will be released.

in japan it would be about 10 & 1/2 volumes behind. And if i'm not mistaken, volume 15 seems to be somewhere around the houou fight, or it's a fohl/atlas centric volume.

Luke Scott
Luke Scott

10 & 1/2 volumes behind
Holy crap, this is going to be a wild ride. I may as well get started on the LN.

Cooper Phillips
Cooper Phillips

Charles Barkley isekai, make it happen

Camden Wright
Camden Wright

Yeah good luck with that. I;m not sure why is theres a NaofumikoxMotoyasu fanart and no NaofumixL'Arc fanart.

What was the point of Fucking volume 5 then?

Colton Watson
Colton Watson

Him getting off his horse to wipe down the mud on the witches was awesome

10/10 would swear my loyalty and follow him

Jaxson Cox
Jaxson Cox

rakuin no monshou

Not an isekai though. More updates please.

Luis Gonzalez
Luis Gonzalez

Those scenes were the best.

Jayden Evans
Jayden Evans

You are the best

David Richardson
David Richardson

Got any with Firo? I remember saving something with her last year.

Landon Lewis
Landon Lewis

this, also nice trips

Colton Phillips
Colton Phillips

here's one with fitoria

Juan Lewis
Juan Lewis

That was it! Thanks.
When I first saw it in the manga, I thought I was getting trolled by the uploader.

Ryan Bennett
Ryan Bennett

the (⌐■_■) definitely happened.

Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler

Fitoria made me diamonds.

Benjamin Clark
Benjamin Clark

He got a small army of lolibabas last chapter.

Jayden Young
Jayden Young

When it is not just wish fulfillment and/or power wank garbage and actually affects the setting in a significant way.

Asher Garcia
Asher Garcia

2 chapters by Estelion so far, pray the guy remembers he even picked it up.

Camden Williams
Camden Williams

I like my Isekais with edgelord MCs unironically.
Though even I thought that Arifureta was too much.

Lincoln Hernandez
Lincoln Hernandez

Just imagine how he would have ended up if he didn't meet his vampire loli.

Aiden Lopez
Aiden Lopez

Pretty much this, though I also like the ones with more focus on world building.
Youjo Senki and Tensei Slime are the ones I'm currently reading.

Jack Nguyen
Jack Nguyen

How many other LNs with people who got isekai'd would have been well off in their worlds if they hadn't?

There's youjo, when the MC could have been on his way to PRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROMOTIONS

Re:zero where subaro could have sorted his daddy issues and hit it off with a rem lookalike.

And Shieldbro where naofumi had a lot of choices after college including a secured job via one of his former guildmates.

Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez

There's youjo, when the MC could have been on his way to PRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROMOTIONS

Wasn't he like, already elite as fuck? The Slime MC was also pretty well off, all things considered.

Owen Brown
Owen Brown

Saito from ZnT was another high school student, so was Hitomi from Escaflowne. Itami from GATE seemed to be doing okay, if underperforming.

Isaiah Hernandez
Isaiah Hernandez

I assume so, but remember he moves and pulls strings whenever something threatens him.

Matthew Hill
Matthew Hill

Is the MC by chance a big guy?

Mason Nguyen
Mason Nguyen

Now that i think about it, Hajime from arifureta also had his life planned out, doing stuff somewhere in the entertainment industry like his parents before him.

Brody King
Brody King

you have been transported to some magical realm and realize you are the protang of a isekai
what will you do?
I would turn it into a hentai.

Nicholas Russell
Nicholas Russell

Throw myself in a pit and hope there is magic water and badass monsters down there.

Logan Barnes
Logan Barnes

Este
well shit, translations never ever

Aiden Johnson
Aiden Johnson

Yo I loved the manga.

Matthew Powell
Matthew Powell

Are there any steampunk isekai? What about ones with femcs or with multiple people getting transported over?

Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott

wanting to die in some of the most gruesome ways imagineable
Ok

Eli Murphy
Eli Murphy

I wonder if there are any isekai where the MC actively tries to get back to their world, or any where their family and friends actually miss them?

Angel Peterson
Angel Peterson

not being fit and trained in some sort of martial arts
not knowing some sort of bush craft and animal prepping for food
not selling your knowledge for protection and eventually taking over a faction
not conquering a region under the name of SCIENCE
It's like you're some sort of neckbeard.

Chase Anderson
Chase Anderson

Nowadays Mario is peach's osanajimi though, which makes him the only one in history to score with his love interest.

Eli Morris
Eli Morris

Try to go home, barring that, go to the most peaceful area possible.

Jaxon Gray
Jaxon Gray

so, your happier place?

Nolan Powell
Nolan Powell

There are no safe zones in the real world, son. Only shit pushing zones.

Samuel Allen
Samuel Allen

Hello Work is great.

But it fucking murders anyone who tries to translate it.

Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez

This is the only correct way.

Julian Scott
Julian Scott

An actor, a martial artist, a gun-crazy high school student, and their tank are transported from earth to a world of elves and magic. However, the spell to return them home was botched resulting in fragments of the spell being magically imprinted onto their skin. Their solution: run around looking for elves and stripping them wherever they find them
Picked the fuck up. I'm also assuming your pic related is best girl?

Jaxon James
Jaxon James

What do you mean?

Cooper Ross
Cooper Ross

Definitely.
It's a great ride, prepare for unexpected feels.

Jose Bennett
Jose Bennett

First guy translates the first volume in a little under two months.

Disappears off the face of the earth and is never heard from again, even a year latter.

New guy picks it up; has a consistent history with other projects and actually fulfills donation incentives. Communicates well with followers, etc.

Hello Work made his close his donations, and he disappears for two months at a time before his captors let him out occasionally to post a chapter.

Promises an explanation. And still hasn't posted in a month.

What the fuck does this LN do to translators?

Colton Gomez
Colton Gomez

David Weber does sort of that in his last book of his Empire From the Ashes. Then he decided the concept was cool enough to do a whole series of instead of a third of a book with his Safehold series The MC has to bring an island nation from age of exploration technology to iron clad warships to eventually starships to combat the aliens that destroyed every other vestige of humanity.

It's sci-fi from an English speaking author, but still cool. MC organizes the tech development to have his chosen civilization survive the holy war waged against them, but can't be too over lest she trigger the anti science orbital bombardment system.

Aaron Perry
Aaron Perry

I don't usually like any Isekai but I like Shut Hell. The guy that comes from the future is mostly irrelevant and the fact he's from another period is even more so. Also the first time he gets control of the body he initiates hot lesbian sex with one of the main villains.

Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee

anti-science orbital bombardment system
that sounds very ironic

Aiden Ramirez
Aiden Ramirez

They purposefully reset the colony to agree of exploration tech to hide from the aliens by eliminating emissions, but then the administrators set themselves up as gods with no intention of returning to space, had a civil war and left their machines on autopilot when a dissenter blew up their headquarters with a nuke. 1000 years later a pilotable android awakes with their memories and an AI that used to be the targeting computer for a warship telling her to save humanity from the religious fanatics and get them ready to face the aliens.

She needs low tech humans to seize the enemy capital to disarm the orbital bombardment system.

Jace Lewis
Jace Lewis

Guy gets betrayed
He was forced to do their dirty work with the Maou
They never planned on being friends with him.
A bunch of people hunted him down for a year or so.
They raped a bunch of demihumans as a sacrifice on their end to summon him there
Also took everything precious to him in cost of his family, friends and entire school block radius.

user, revenge torture would not be the only thing I'd do for the shit they fucking pulled.

Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards

No, a place I could peacefully cry about never going home to my family and anime again.

Elijah Martin
Elijah Martin

So... your even more happy place?
Yeah i'd probably do that too

Ayden Long
Ayden Long

Where's my isekai MC goes fuck being a hero shit, becomes a turbo jew and jews the shit out of everyone ?

Leo James
Leo James

Shieldbro was kinda that for a moment.

Isaac Cruz
Isaac Cruz

Savage Divinity
How to avoid death on a daily basis.

both with 100+ chapters, updated every 3 days.

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart

It's not exactly the major focus, but GATE has some considerable jewage by the good guys. The japanese ambassador initially tries to wrangle some thousands of tons of gold in compensation moneys from the villains.
A big part of the underlying politics in the series is about figuring out how best to exploit the natural resources in the new world; the main character's job is eventually to find mineral deposits.

Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson

There's Flame Kingdom for that but MC gets jewed in return by the kikes in fantasy world.

Joseph Walker
Joseph Walker

The japanese ambassador initially tries to wrangle some thousands of tons of gold in compensation moneys from the villains.
He only asked for what is standard war reparation rates. The fact that the Empire had an economy a tiny fraction of Japan's, and as such could not physically mine enough gold to pay for the costs of Tokyo's reconstruction, is NOT Japan's problem. They asked for only what they were owed, no more or no less.

Blake Lopez
Blake Lopez

Squeeze a country too hard and you end up with post WWI Germany. It's better to try to work with them.

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

DATS RIGHT GOYIM.

Eli Mitchell
Eli Mitchell

Squeeze a country too hard and you end up with post WWI Germany. It's better to try to work with them.
They do. They are prepared to have the payment done in instalments rather than all at once. They also insist that they are not interested in overthrowing their government. This was a better deal than what Germany got.

Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez

Lastest chapter of kumo has arrived. Now everyone has two options:

1.- Let kuro and the Goddess die to restore the world. If the goddess is left to be waste away by the system she's sustaining, Kuro will take her place and use his own energy to restore the world. Both Kuro and the goddess's souls will not be able to reincarnate.

2.- Destroy the system to restore the world. By destroying the system, the resulting free energy after it's destruction can be used to save the world. The bad thing is that there will be a total recall by the system which will impose a heavy toll on souls that have a considerable amount of skills, titles, etc. People will die, some will be able to reincarnate, and some wont. The goddess is still going to die, but she'll still enter the cycle of death.

Liam Hughes
Liam Hughes

I read a few chapters of both. HTADDB is definitely a better read so far.

I walked out the door with Maurice and the two girls falling in behind me. Ceiling-staring guy got up and shuffled after us. Was this really my party? I had to ditch these losers as soon as possible.

Ayden Price
Ayden Price

Bump

Bentley Stewart
Bentley Stewart

Is Outbreak Company isekai?

Aiden Brooks
Aiden Brooks

If it features the main character cast being transported to another world either by summoning or reincarnation, then yes

Matthew Flores
Matthew Flores

Yes. It's one of the better ones. I completely forgot about it.

Brody Cruz
Brody Cruz

Yes, and it's one of the few ones where they can travel freely between worlds.

Charles Flores
Charles Flores

No Andrew Jackson and/or Teddy Roosevelt isekai with them just kicking ass left and right.
JUST BULLY MY SHIT UP

Noah Garcia
Noah Garcia

Good night guys, hope the thread survives long enough

Asher Torres
Asher Torres

Fairy
Queen
Catgirl
Pussy
Earth better tap that eventually with her sister.

Slow ass translations...

Eli Hall
Eli Hall

favorite type of Isekai
Modern Age/Present technology + Medieval/Magical/Fantasy world

What I long for these kind of genre is when the other worlders visits the modern world and will be in awe with modern tech like TV's, escalators, automatic doors etc.

Hudson Sullivan
Hudson Sullivan

Go on an ADVENTURE.

If it's a grimdark world however, I'll just kill all the assholes and remake the world according to my own wishes.

Luke Williams
Luke Williams

Not precisely, but Brave Story kinda fits the bill.

Zachary Young
Zachary Young

What I long for these kind of genre is when the other worlders visits the modern world and will be in awe with modern tech like TV's, escalators, automatic doors etc.

Gotta stroke that modern tech boner.

Michael Wood
Michael Wood

Step 1: Go join the military.
Step 2: Get good.
Step 3: Marry me a cake/milf-tier girl.
Step 4: Adventure and SoL.
Step 5: Plot happens and suffering.

Justin Powell
Justin Powell

Thats shity isekai plan.

Step 1: using your coolinary knowledge from real world create a japanese dish that will become in this world so popular you get initial capital for your future business. Omurice would do.
Step 2: Having spare potato that for some reason was in your pocket, you impement potato farming in this world - solving hunger problem and becoming rich.
Step 3: Create Gunpowder, because you totally remember how its done
Step 4: Build Airplane
Step 5: Conquer the World

Camden Williams
Camden Williams

That's a shitty isekai plan.
Those plans.
user I have no fucking idea how to make a Japanese dish, create gunpowder, or build an airplane from scratch.

I was telling you my isekai plan if I got isekai because that's what I know what to do.

Julian Parker
Julian Parker

is there such thing as groundhogs day isekai
?

Christian Lewis
Christian Lewis

Trying to think of a groundhogs day + isekai story is coming up with blanks over here.

Closest thing I can think of is Re:Zero.

Luis Nelson
Luis Nelson

Is there any music isekai? Say, a passionate but unpopular rock band died. All of the members gets sent into a fantasy world, where multiple nations wage war against each others (like in Mount and Blade). For the unique heroic power, they choose to have stage truck and their musical instruments powered by magic that have RPG-like damages or status effects. They then travel all around the world, doing heroic deeds with power of ROCK AND ROLL LOVE AND PEACE. If they go to Celtic-like villages, they fuse with the local 'ancient' songs and play Celtic rock. If it's Mongol-like, it's throat-singing tatar rock. And so on. Overtime they get experience and can absorb new techs from their journeys.

Jace Jenkins
Jace Jenkins

sounds interesting i'd prefer a washed up guy who let the popularity destroy his relationships and he goes back to his youth to relive it blah blah blah. etc etc. fix his relationship problems with family and friends and use his money not necessarily to be a saint but just more wisely.